|Newport Historical Society "Seabury" Edwardian shoes, by American Duchess|
Today we're excited to finally introduce "Seabury," a gorgeous new reproduction Edwardian from the Newport Historical Society, Rhode Island.
Back in April, Elizabeth from the Newport Historical Society contacted me to suggest a collaboration. The Newport Historical Society has an impressive collection of antique shoes dating back to the 18th century, so when Elizabeth and I were deciding which shoes to work on together we were quite spoiled for choice.
|The original "Seabury" shoes, which once upon a time were actually a very pale green, but have faded through the decades to be a subtle grey.|
It was a whirlwind adventure with Seabury's development, going back-and-forth with the textile manufacturer and heel factory to recreate these special elements as closely as we could.
|The fabric - I drew this by hand, using photos of the original shoes to extrapolate out the pattern.|
|One of the antique heels I found on eBay, which served as the template for our new French heel shape.|
|Seabury is available in grey-gold or black-black, with custom-made brocade, and removable bow clips.|
- Upper is custom-made brocade paired with satin
- Leather lining and soles
- Custom-made, perfectly balance French Heel - 3 inch / 7.6 cm
- Detachable bow shoe clip
- Available in gray/gold or black/black
- Historically correct for c. 1900 - 1925
Sales of Seabury directly benefit the Newport Historical Society, helping to keep their doors open and maintain their important historical clothing and footwear collections.
Pre-Orders for Seabury open on Friday, October 31, at AmericanDuchess.com, but we're doing an exclusive sale for Facebook Fans on Thursday, October 30, using a new way of ordering right from our Facebook page.